Hi everyone! I am so excited to tell you about the highly anticipated book by Lauryn Evarts from one of my favorite blogs, The Skinny Confidential. I discovered TSC by accident, but instantly was hooked to this candid, funny but SUPER SHARP blog. Lauryn Evarts, who is the brains behind The Skinny Confidential, is a savvy, sharp and sassy super blogger with an eye for style. The Skinny Confidential started as a fitness blog, focusing on Lauryn’s love for exercise and health. It has evolved into a full blown lifestyle blog, covering everything from beauty to healthy recipes. TSC is a gorgeous blog filled with interesting and fun info. Lauryn’s new book is a HUGE BONUS!
I found this book to be motivating, informative and fun. It was very well organized and to the point which made it a pleasure to read. This book came at just the perfect time for me. Exercise and eating clean is ALWAYS on my mind, but I don’t always succeed. In fact, since I started Jenni Raincloud 9 mos. ago, I have struggled with finding a balance between family, work and me. My exercise routine is what has suffered the most. I’ve been making excuse after excuse and just not getting it done. I’ve been making bad decisions with food choices cause let’s face it, eating crap is just easier. The fog has just started to clear and I’ve been gearing up to get it together-and BOOM!!-this little powerhouse book showed up! Lauryn is frank-she doesn’t mince words and really tells it like it is-she has a dry yet witty sense of humor. Her knowledge and words have truly kicked my butt in a really good way!
The book is divided into 12 chapters where Lauryn covers recipes, green juice, detoxes, cardio, strength training, makeup, skin, hair, style and even what Lauryn calls “Love Chub”-where she discusses learning how to eat healthy when your partner doesn’t.
I love simple, easy food. Lauryn’s recipes are straightforward and creative. She is an outside of the box kind of girl, which really is where the magic happens. I can’t wait to make peanut butter ice cream and 2 ingredient pancakes!!! Not only are there recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert, there are also recipes for healthy cocktails, including A Kombucha Spritzer!
I loved the section on cleanses-I have yet to do a cleanse since having my girls. I nursed them for a year each so I’ve had valid excuses but now Heidi is 2, nursing has been done for some time and I needed a point in the right direction! Lauryn suggests a 3 day cleanse, which to me is so doable-and not so daunting. She thoroughly covers all aspects of cleansing and makes it simple and straightforward.
Normally, cardio is all I do but I’m always looking for a fun and doable way to tone it up! Lauryn provides a strength training routine complete with pictures and thorough instructions to get you started on building muscle. She believes cardio should be fun and you should switch it up often. Add a dash of yoga and you’ve got a winning combo for a super hot bod.
Lauryn and I share the same view point on skin and make up-LESS IS MORE. She outlines a quick and easy make up routine and regime using all natural products to feed your skin and reveal your natural beauty! Being a former make up artist, I am very intrigued with her make up tips and methods and I can’t wait to try them out!
Overall, this book is a realistic guide for anyone looking to adopt a doable, healthy lifestyle. Lauryn makes a healthy lifestyle seem hip and dare I say easy? What I love is that Lauryn doesn’t believe in deprivation, if you are craving something, EAT IT, but with moderation. She believes cardio should be like brushing your teeth, just something you do. Take care of your body and find your confidence in that. And the reoccurring theme was BALANCE.
“Because at the end of the day, life’s about balance.
Balance is sustainable.
Balance is sexy.
Balance is a lifestyle.
Learn it. Live it. Love it.”
Go out and get this book-It’s just in time for spring! It will renew your resolve, make you laugh, and inspire you to discover and implement healthy habits that will become a lifestyle.
The Skinny Confidential-A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide can be found in all major bookstores as well as Amazon.